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Title: Reign of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Release Date: 13 September 2018
Publisher: Talem Press

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Synopsis:

The realm’s darkest secret is out.

The cruelty of the capital and the power-hungry King Arden have scattered Bleak and her companions across the continents.

On the run in a foreign land, Bleak finds herself tied to some unexpected strangers. When the answers she yearns for are finally within reach, she must face the hard truths of her past, and take her fate into her own hands before it’s too late.

Meanwhile, secrets and magic unravel as a dark power corrupts the realm. Bleak’s friends are forced to decide where their loyalties lie, and who, if anyone, they can trust.

But one thing is certain: war is coming, and they must all be ready when it does.

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The Friday 56 + Book Beginnings: Heart of Mist, by Helen Scheuerer {and blog tour announcement!}


Title: Heart of Mist
Author: Helen Scheuerer
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

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SYNOPSIS.

In a realm where toxic mist sweeps the lands and magic is forbidden, all Bleak wants is a cure for her power.

Still grieving the death of her guardian and dangerously self-medicating with alcohol, Bleak is snatched from her home by the Commander of the King’s Army, and summoned to the capital.

But the kind isn’t the only one interested in Bleak’s powers.

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Review (and giveaway!) || The Way You Make Me Feel, by Maurene Goo


Title: The Way You Make Me Feel
Author: Maurene Goo
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:

Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn’t so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad’s business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?

With Maurene Goo’s signature warmth and humor, The Way You Make Me Feel is a relatable story of falling in love and finding yourself in the places you’d never thought to look.

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#SHOSPH: Interview with Lee Blauersouth


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello, Lee! I am absolutely thrilled to have you on my blog today. Clearly, I’m very curious to know more about your (amazing!!!) debut novel, Secondhand Origin Stories. But before we get to that, let’s kick this interview off with a few questions about yourself. What are three quick facts about yourself that most of your readers might not know yet?

I’m weird about pain. I’ve ignored broken bones and I wasn’t upset when I once accidentally stabbed through my hand with a crafting knife, but I will whine all day if I have a sinus headache.

When I was younger I wanted to be an animator.

I decided who I wanted to marry in 7th grade and never changed my mind. We started dating when I was 19, and now we’ve been married almost 10 years! My wife is also my editor!

I’ve heard that you’re fond of comic books and cartoons. What would you recommend – maybe you can give us two or three of each?

Cartoons: Steven Universe, My Hero Academia, The Prince of Egypt

Comics: The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal, Hawkeye, A Bride’s Story

If you could be genetically altered into a superhero, what superpowers would you want to receive and why?

The superpower I most want in the world actually isn’t genetic- it’s Allspeak- ala Thor. The ability to speak, read and understand any language. I get by in life mostly via being able to talk my way into and out of things, so language barriers are a real drag.

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Review || Secondhand Origin Stories, by Lee Blauersouth


Title: Secondhand Origin Stories
Author: Lee Blauersouth
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:

Opal has been planning to go to Chicago and join the Midwest’s superhero team, the Sentinels, since she was a little kid. That dream took on a more urgent tone when her superpowered dad was unjustly arrested for protecting a neighbor from an abusive situation. Now, she wants to be a superhero not only to protect people, but to get a platform to tell the world about the injustices of the Altered Persons Bureau, the government agency for everything relating to superpowers.

But just after Opal’s high school graduation, a supervillain with a jet and unclear motives attacks the downtown home of the Sentinels, and when Opal arrives, she finds a family on the brink of breaking apart. She meets a boy who’s been developing secret (and illegal) brain-altering nanites right under the Sentinel’s noses, another teenage superhero-hopeful who looks suspiciously like a long-dead supervillain, and the completely un-superpowered daughter of the Sentinels’ leader. Can four teens on the fringes of the superhero world handle the corruption, danger, and family secrets they’ve unearthed?

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9 reasons reading Secondhand Origin Stories (by Lee Blauersouth) should be on your priorities

Hey there, readers*!

* Assuming that I have any, and if that’s the case, further assuming that you’re not yet totally sick of the blog tours I’ve been organizing. But, to be fair, it’s not my fault that there are tons of books out there that deserve more attention and love! [End of digressing]

If you’ve cared enough to peruse through my tweets, then you should be more than familiar with the book featured in the #SHOSPH blog tour – largely because I’ve been babbling about how much I adored it. Now, in the marginally tiny chance you’re completely unaware of what particular book I’m referring to, allow me to provide more details:

Last March 15th, Lee Blauersouth released their debut novel, Secondhand Origin Stories – or perhaps more helpfully, the latest book I’ve been obsessing over. By some miracle, luck was on my side and I was given the incredible opportunity to organize a blog tour for Secondhand Origin Stories, which was an endeavor I took very seriously. If there’s anything you need to know about me, my dear readers, it’s that I actively champion for what I believe in, especially when it comes to books. And I believe [Aang can save the world] that Secondhand Origin Stories is a brilliant, relevant novel you need to get your hands on!

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#TheVotingGamePH: interview with Peter Gulgowski (and giveaway!)


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Hello. Peter! It’s such an honor to have you on my blog today. Let’s kick this interview off with a few questions about yourself. What are three quick facts about yourself that most of your readers might not know yet?

Thank you! I love cooking, learning to play different instruments (piano, viola, cello), and I am trying to learn to speak fluent French!

You’ve written a handful of books under the dystopian and/or science fiction genre. What are some sci-fi books and films you’d personally recommend?

That’s tough! There are so many! For films, I loved What Happened to Monday?, Alien, and I, Robot. For books, I really enjoyed Divergent, City of Bones, and Dark Matter.

When you’re not working on writing projects and author stuff, what are you usually up to?

As a full-time college student, when I’m not writing, I am usually in class or studying for an upcoming exam. However, for fun, I will hang-out with friends, catch up on a few shows I’m watching on Netflix or Hulu, or I’ll play video games. I’m fairly normal for a twenty-one-year-old when I’m not writing! Haha.

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